What to Serve For a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party 

New Year’s Eve might be all about champagne, fireworks, and ringing in the New Year – but we think every holiday could use a feast! After all, your last meal of the year might as well be an excellent one, shared with the ones you love – don’t you agree?

Once you’re on board with the idea (we’re sure it won’t take long), you’ll probably start brainstorming what to cook for New Year’s Eve. Lucky for you, we thought ahead and crafted a New Year’s Eve party menu that you’re welcome to lean on for inspiration.

Love the idea of a feast, but don’t feel like spending the last day of 2023 in the kitchen – or the first day of 2024 cleaning up? We’re delivering holiday dinner boxes to bring you the best New Year’s Eve food, featuring prepped and portioned ingredients for home-cooked flavor with none of the stress. Read on to explore our New Year’s Eve meal ideas and enjoy a feast before the fireworks!

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes 

There’s no better way to ring in a new year than with a plate of fluffy, rich mashed potatoes, and our Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes are an easy winner. The key is starting with the right potato – the Yukon Gold perfectly balances starch, density, and firmness and tends to absorb less water while cooking, which means they’ll almost never get gummy or mushy. Instead, the result is creamy, rich, and perfectly smooth. Plus, we’re not too superstitious, but starting a new year with a side dish made of gold is surely a sign of good things to come.

Cheddar & Gruyère Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is a guaranteed party pleaser – it can work as a dip to complement your hors d’oeuvres, an excellent side to balance your main dish, or just a clever way to sneak some green goodness onto what might be a heavy, starchy plate. We’ve also heard that eating your greens around New Year’s Eve can be good luck, representing wealth and prosperity in the year ahead. But don’t get us wrong – our Cheddar & Gruyère Creamed Spinach is as rich and delicious as anything else on the New Year’s Eve party menu. The secret here is cheese, cream, and some more cheese; we’ve found that slightly sharp Cheddar and nutty Gruyère combine for a perfectly indulgent spinach side without going over the top.

Rosemary & Gruyère Biscuits

Underappreciated, but always crucial for any holiday feast – the rolls. If you’re anything like us, you’ve got your eyes on the bread basket from the moment the festivities begin, and we don’t blame you in the slightest. So when you’re thinking up those New Year’s Eve meal ideas, don’t reach for those same old dinner rolls – let’s aim higher.

Here’s an easy way to switch it up with a delicious, gourmet, and homemade roll: our Rosemary & Gruyère Biscuits. They’re perfect for nibbling on between bites, enjoying fresh out of the oven with a pad of butter, or turning an empty plate into a spotless plate (no goodness left behind is what we always say!). Our biscuits are fluffy, flavorful, and perfect for those New Year’s Day leftover sandwiches (yum).

Holiday Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus & Horseradish Cream Sauce 

Sides and rolls are great, but it’s about time our New Year’s Eve meal ideas arrive at the main course. And it’s worth the wait – our Holiday Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus & Horseradish Cream is guaranteed to steal the show. With tons of seasonal winter veggies and a tender, delicious Prime Rib roast, you’ll cheers in the New Year in style and leave no appetite unsatisfied. 

One of our favorite cuts of beef, this Prime Rib is perfect for roasting directly over a bed of starchy veg, absorbing all that flavor and cutting down on the cleanup, too! We’re sticking to tradition with a creamy horseradish sauce and a side of au jus, repurposing the excess juices to make a light, velvety gravy, perfect for dipping every bite (don’t forget the rolls for this part!).

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Cherry-Orange Compote 

We know – the best New Year’s Eve food is always the dessert. And these lava cakes fit the festivities, literally bursting with chocolate flavor! Featuring firm edges with a soft, melty center, our Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Cherry-Orange Compote pairs rich chocolatey goodness with a tangy touch of cherries and citrus. The result will impress your guests and nail the festive flavors without you lifting a finger. Making these from scratch is a fun baking challenge, but ordering from Gobble means just a few minutes of microwave magic, and voilà – dessert is served. 

Dazzle Your New Year’s Guests With a Holiday Dinner Box

If you arrived wondering what to cook for New Year’s Eve, we hope you feel inspired and ready to feast. But if you’re savoring a few days off work, enjoying the last of the winter holidays with family, or just recharging for a busy year ahead, planning and preparing another holiday feast may not be on your list of resolutions (even with all these delicious New Year’s eve meal ideas).

A Holiday Dinner Box from Gobble might just be your New Year’s wish come true. We’ll deliver all the dishes above with prepped, portioned ingredients, easy-to-follow recipe cards, and streamlined steps to help you craft a homemade feast without the hassle. No grocery shopping or veggie chopping means more time to host an unforgettable party and enjoy what the holidays are all about!

Order your Holiday Dinner Box today and choose the delivery window that fits your party plans. Happy New Year!

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